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Saturday, January 20

Free San Francisco “World of Percussion” Family Concerts | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Ministry
Free San Francisco

The oldest musical instrument is the rock; even Paleolithic Man couldn’t resist the urge to tap them together and start getting a groove on. Meet three of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s team of crack percussionists, those versatile musicians in the back of the orchestra …

Wednesday, January 24

“Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, January 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Lifelong vegetarian and chef Chitra Agrawal takes you on an epicurean journey to her mother’s hometown of Bangalore and back to Brooklyn, where she adapts her family’s South Indian recipes for home cooks. This particular style of Indian home cooking, often called the “yoga diet,” …

Thursday, January 25

“Hippie Food” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Thursday, January 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
“Hippie Food” Book Launch | Omnivore Books

Food writer Jonathan Kauffman journeys back more than half a century—to the 1960s and 1970s—to tell the story of how a coterie of unusual men and women embraced an alternative lifestyle that would ultimately change how modern Americans eat. Impeccably researched, Hippie Food chronicles how …

Saturday, January 27

“Food on Tap: Cooking with Craft Beer” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, January 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
“Food on Tap: Cooking with Craft Beer” Book Launch | Omnivore Books

In the age of craft beer, the varieties seem endless. From floral IPAs to rich porters and stouts, and tart lambic ales to gluten-free options, there is a beer for every taste. Food on Tap is an accessible guide to using these delicious brews to …

Tuesday, January 30

“Chicken: A Savor the South Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Tuesday, January 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
“Chicken: A Savor the South Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books

While fried chicken may be the South’s iconic dish, when it comes to southern foodways, there are a lot of ways to love America’s most popular fowl. Preparations range from Country Captain to Carolina Chicken Bog to Chicken and Parslied Dumplings and more. Here, Cynthia …

Thursday, February 1

“Hawker Fare” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Thursday, February 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
“Hawker Fare” Book Launch | Omnivore Books

James Syhabout’s hugely popular Hawker Fare restaurant in San Francisco is the product of his unique family history and diverse career experience. Born into two distinct but related Asian cultures—from his mother’s ancestral village in Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, and his father’s home in Pakse, …

Saturday, February 3

“Craveable Keto and Simply Keto” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, February 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

It’s a keto-palooza, with two highly respected keto authors taking the stage together at Omnivore. Kyndra Holley, the master behind the wildly popular food blog Peace, Love and Low Carb, brings together food, fun, and feeling fantastic in her new cookbook, Craveable Keto: Your Low-Carb, …

Tuesday, February 27

SF History Night | Noe Valley
Tuesday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night | Noe Valley

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

Wednesday, April 18

“A Grandfather’s Lessons” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, April 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Ever since she was very young, his granddaughter, Shorey, has loved “helping” him in the kitchen. Now that she is twelve, Jacques gives his charismatic pupil a short course on preparing “food that is plain, but elegant, and more than anything, fun.” In the process, …

Saturday, April 21

“At My Table” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, April 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Nigella Lawson is every home cook’s goddess, and in this new book she returns to celebrating the food she loves to cook for friends and family every day. As Nigella writes, “The food in this book, that comes from my kitchen, is eaten at my …